Teamwork leads to seizure of contraband cigarettes, Digby, N.S.

Yesterday afternoon, police arrested and charged a man and woman after seizing a large quantity of contraband cigarettes.

As a result of a short-term investigation, Annapolis County and Digby Street Crime Enforcement Units and the Service Nova Scotia Compliance and Special Investigations Unit conducted a traffic stop on Clementsville Rd.

, Annapolis County yesterday shortly after 4 p.m.

Officers searched the vehicle and seized approximately 30,000 contraband cigarettes. Both occupants of the vehicle, a 48-year-old male and 49-year-old female of Clementsport, were arrested and are facing charges under the Federal Excise Act and Provincial Revenue Act.

Anyone with information regarding the sale and manufacturing of contraband tobacco is asked to contact their local police or Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash reward from $50 -$2000.

The investigation is ongoing.
 

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